Thermidor Fun Facts Day Five: The Legend

In the days after Robespierre’s execution in late summer 1794, rumors filtered into the streets of Paris regarding a _________ whose tail was cut off by the guillotine. This creature could grow a new tail, it was thought, and return to menace the country. What animal was Robespierre imagined as in these popular periodicals?
a. scorpion
b. salamander
c. panther
d. snake

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